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By Richard Rahn
Treaty would let tyrants peer into Americans' financial information
Topic - Lamar Patterson
Pittsburgh's chances of ending its NCAA tournament disappointments will depend largely on the long arms and quick feet of center Talib Zanna.
The foundation of Pittsburgh's NCAA tournament resume has been its lack of bad losses.
The all-Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball teams and voting results for most improved player and sixth man of the year, announced Monday by the league and determined by a vote of 77 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and by the league's 15 head coaches:
Pittsburgh's Josh Newkirk saw the ball free on the floor about 10 feet from the basket and didn't know whether to drive to the basket or just put it up, so he let his instincts take over.
Pittsburgh finally found a way to beat Notre Dame - dominate the Irish on the boards.
Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon decided he'd seen enough players limping around and elected to use rest instead of practice before the Panthers faced Boston College.
Okaro White scored a season-high 22 points, including nine in the final 7 minutes, and Florida State pulled away to beat Pittsburgh 71-66 on Sunday.
Lamar Patterson came up with a big basket to help send the game to overtime. When overtime came, he took over.
The Pittsburgh student section spent a full hour before Monday night's game against Duke trying to get into the Blue Devils' heads.
Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon spent the 48 hours leading up to Monday night's visit from No. 17 Duke trying to convince his team it needed to return to the program's hard-nosed roots if it wanted to beat the Blue Devils.
Sure, there were missed assignments. Ill-advised jump shots too, and more than a few too many fouls. Yet after an 83-79 loss to No. 20 Pittsburgh at Comcast Center on Saturday, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon instead turned the focus to the team in the visitors' locker room.
For much of his postgame session with the media, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon applauded the effort and performance of his team in an 83-79 loss to No. 20 Pittsburgh.
There will be times this season when Pittsburgh will win on the strength of its outside shooting or its suffocating defense.
Clemson coach Brad Brownell believes his young and improving team can be one of the better defensive clubs in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon has a knack for guiding his Panthers to victory against Syracuse, and he nearly did it again.
"Seniors are supposed to step up and when it comes to crunch time, younger guys look to you when the game gets tight," Patterson said. "He came through for his team, but fortunately we came up with the W."
"That was either James (Robinson) or Cam who poked it out of there and I had seen the ball flying so it was my opportunity to go grab it and luckily it came right to me," Patterson said.